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  • I didn't particularly feel like being arrested, so I argued with the soldiers a bit. Several of them died during the argument - those things happen once in a while. Unfortunately, one of the casualties was Taur Urgas' oldest son. The king of the Murgos took it personally. He's very narrow-minded sometimes. - Silk

    Kings   Son   Soldier  
  • There are millions of young children being educated to a very narrow-minded view of religion. And it's out of that education of large numbers of young people that you then get this extremism.

    "Tony Blair Works To Define The Problem Of Islamist Extremism". Interview with Steve Inskeep, February 25, 2016.
  • Let the mind be enlarged... to the grandeur of the mysteries, and not the mysteries contracted to the narrowness of the mind

    Science   Mind   Mystery  
  • The more we justify our beliefs, the more narrow-minded we become.

    Lin Yutang (1937). “The Importance of Living”
  • A politician is not as narrow-minded as he forces himself to be.

    Will Rogers, Bryan B. Sterling (1995). “Will Rogers Speaks: Over 1,000 Timeless Quotations for Public Speakers (writers, Politicians, Comedians, Browsers ...)”, M Evans & Company
  • People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.

    Attributed to Charles Kettering in Ben Reed "Future Technology in Law Enforcement" (p. 15), 2009.
  • You need to search your awareness and consider the limitless possibilities of existence in all things and not be so narrow-minded in your self-discovery.

  • The narrow-minded who undertake any work will never be satisfied. They cannot understand the actions of those who are large hearted and broad-minded.

  • If I had to choose between a narrow-minded woman or a man who was an enlightened thinker, I would vote for the man.

    Men   Vote   Enlightened  
  • Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags.

    Brother   Exercise   Men  
    Charlotte Bronte (2013). “Jane Eyre”, p.142, Simon and Schuster
  • Narrow-minded provincialism: Sad to say but true - I am more interested in the mountain lions of Utah, the wild pigs of Arizona, than I am in the fate of all the Arabs of Araby, all the Wogs of Hindustan, all the Ethiopes of Abyssinia.

    Fate   Pigs   Utah  
    Edward Abbey (2015). “A Voice Crying in the Wilderness”, p.46, RosettaBooks
  • When you make a film, you like to run it with an audience. They tell you you're narrow-minded or subjective, or that seems too long, or that doesn't work.

  • I realized that for fantasy and science fiction, especially from my youth, white was the default. Luke Skywalker was in the lead, or even if you were a hobbit, you're going to be white. That was an extremely old-fashioned, obviously really narrow-minded way to look at things.

    White   Looks   Fiction  
  • He was so narrow minded he could see through a keyhole with both eyes.

  • Isn't it curious that narrow-minded people are often the most thickheaded?

  • My wife and I were never happy here. Spain can be narrow-minded, and provincial. In LA you don't have to justify yourself. I think I will leave here again soon and move back there.

    Moving   Thinking   Wife  
  • Why be narrow-minded, why cut ourselves off from any of these rich heritages when… we have the freedom to make the most of the best in all techniques? There are no prohibitions against it. All it takes is a little wisdom, imagination and courageous experimentation.

    Michael Chekhov, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ (1963). “To the director and playwright”
  • you may call a person vain, and they will smile; you may call them immoral, and they may even feel flattered - but call them narrow-minded and they have done with you.

    Annie Edith Foster Jameson, J. E. Buckrose (1923). “What I Have Gathered”
  • Grace is openness. By remaining open, you let go of your ego and narrow-minded views, and allow divine grace to express itself through you.

    Twitter post from Jan 18, 2014
  • Reporting the consensus about climate change ... is not synonymous with good science reporting. The BBC is at an important point. It has been narrow minded about climate change for many years and they have become at the very least a cliché and at worst lampooned as being predictable and biased by a public that doesn't believe them anymore.

  • A goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.

    James D. Watson (2011). “The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA”, p.25, Simon and Schuster
  • Is it not arrogance or narrow-mindedness to claim that there is only one way of salvation or that the way we follow is the right way? I think not. After all, do we fault a pilot for being narrow-minded when he follows the instrument panel while landing in a rainstorm? No, we want him to remain narrowly focused!

    Franklin Graham, Billy Graham (2011). “Billy Graham in Quotes”, p.304, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • My parents' parents were regular working-class people. I ended up speaking in a certain way, and one gets sidelined into doing certain parts. I think that is really quite narrow-minded.

    Thinking   Class   People  
    "Biography/ Personal Quotes".
  • We are helping our Somali brothers get rid of these narrow-minded attackers. The Somali people do not support the extremists, they are on the side of our soldiers.

  • I had tried to go to college, and I didn't really fit in. I went to a real narrow-minded school where people gave me a lot of trouble, and I was hounded off the campus - I just looked different and acted different, so I left school.

    Real   School   College  
  • Some people even think that I'm still just not right for it [ballet]. And I think it's shocking because they hear those words from critics saying I'm too bulky, I'm too busty. And then they meet me in person and they're like, you look like a ballerina. And I think it's just something maybe that I will never escape from, those people who are narrow-minded. But my mission, my voice, my story, my message, is not for them. And I think it's more important to think of the people that I am influencing and helping to see a broader picture of what beauty is.

    Thinking   Voice   People  
  • Every woman should see herself looking uniquely breathtaking, in something tailored to celebrate her body, so that she is better able to appreciate her own beauty and better equipped to withstand the ideals of our narrow-waisted, narrow- minded culture.

  • Russian may seem narrow-minded, impudent, or even stupid people, but can only pray for those who are against them.

    Stupid   People   May  
  • As yet, if a man has no feeling for art he is considered narrow-minded, but if he has no feeling for science this is considered quite normal. This is a fundamental weakness.

    Art   Science   Men  
  • A hermitage in the forest is the refuge of the narrow-minded misanthrope; a hammock on the ocean is the asylum for the generous distressed.

    Herman Melville (1855). “Israel Potter: his fifty years of exile”, p.20
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